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At Barnwell Whaley our attorneys are more than just lawyers. They're accountants, chemists, engineers, nurses and MBAs, so they know their way around a board room, a hospital room or a laboratory every bit as well as they do around a court room.
Types of law practiced
Barnwell Whaley attorneys practice law in South Carolina and elsewhere in 20 practice areas, from admiralty and aviation to workers compensation.
Representative clients
Barnwell Whaley clients include Sawgrass Technologies, Maybank Industries Group, The Medical University of South Carolina, the S.C. Ports Authority, Traveler’s Insurance, CNA Insurance, The Citadel (including its defense in the landmark case attempting to admit women to the institution in 1995), and Lloyds of London, among others.
Meet our attorneys. 
At Barnwell Whaley our attorneys are more than just lawyers. They're accountants, chemists, engineers, nurses and MBAs, so they know their way around a board room, a hospital room or a laboratory every bit as well as they do around a court room.
Types of law practiced
Barnwell Whaley attorneys practice law in South Carolina and elsewhere in 20 practice areas, from admiralty and aviation to workers compensation.
Representative clients
Barnwell Whaley clients include Sawgrass Technologies, Maybank Industries Group, The Medical University of South Carolina, the S.C. Ports Authority, Traveler’s Insurance, CNA Insurance, The Citadel (including its defense in the landmark case attempting to admit women to the institution in 1995), and Lloyds of London, among others.
Meet our attorneys. 
At Barnwell Whaley our attorneys are more than just lawyers. They're accountants, chemists, engineers, nurses and MBAs, so they know their way around a board room, a hospital room or a laboratory every bit as well as they do around a court room.
At Barnwell Whaley, our attorneys are more than just lawyers.

Barnwell Whaley attorneys are also accountants, chemists, engineers, nurse attorneys and MBAs, who know their way around a hospital room, board room or a laboratory every bit as well as they do around a court room.

Types of law practiced

Barnwell Whaley attorneys practice law in South Carolina and elsewhere in numerous practice areas, from admiralty and aviation to workers compensation.

At Barnwell Whaley our attorneys are more than just lawyers. They're accountants, chemists, engineers, nurses and MBAs, so they know their way around a board room, a hospital room or a laboratory every bit as well as they do around a court room.

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Recent News
Bradley Banias, Barnwell Whaley attorney

Charleston law firm Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC, welcomes Bradley Banias as an associate attorney practicing in the areas of civil litigation, appellate practice, business immigration and district court immigration litigation.

M. Dawes Cooke, Jr., Charleston Best Lawyer, Lawyer of the Year
Barnwell Whaley attorneys M. Dawes Cooke, Jr, B.C. Killough, Randell C. Stoney, Jr.,Ernest Lipscomb and William C. Helms, IIIhave been named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers.  M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. selected as 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" for Arbitration in the Charleston-SC area.  [ Charleston Best Lawyers]
Jeffrey Bogdan, Barnwell Whaley attorney
Barnwell Whaley is pleased to announce the addtion of Jeffrey Bogdan as an associate attorney.  [ Jeffrey Bogdan, Barnwell Whaley Associate ]
Barnwell Whaley Member Attorney M. Dawes Cooke, Jr. was presented the "Worthy Adversary Award" by the South Carolina Association for Justice at the organization’s annual convention. [ Dawes Cooke South Carolina attorney award ]

Barnwell Whaley registered patent attorneys Bill Killough and Ernest “Lip” Lipscomb add an additional title to their resumes, that of Adjunct Professor, as the two team up to teach patent law at the University of South Carolina School of Law this fall.

Barnwell Whaley registered patent attorney Bill Killough with associate John Fletcher recently contributed a thorough review of South Carolina Trademark and Unfair Competition Law for the Practical Law Company Intellectual Property & Technology practice area.  The review may be viewed in whole online as a Practical Law Company subscriber and features information as to what statutes apply with regard to trademarks in South Carolina, what agencies oversee the issuance of said trademarks and service marks, as well as requirements for use and statutory bars to registration.  Infringement cause of action and cause for dilution provisions are allowed in South Carolina and these are detailed as well, as well as information on anti-counterfeiting statutes, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices statutes, and significant trademark related claims in South.  The entire South Carolina Trademark review may be viewed online at http://usld.practicallaw.com

Barnwell Whaley attorneys Killough and Fletcher contribute thorough review of South Carolina Trademark and Unfair Competition Law for the Practical Law Company.

All lawsuits filed in Charleston County on or after June 1, 2013 are subject to mandatory Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures.

Barnwell Whaley nurse attorney Alissa D. Fleming names South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, joins Cooke, Stoney and Lipscomb on prestigious list. [ Barnwell Whaley Super Lawyers ]